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The past four years serving as your State Senator; working with Governor Hogan, have been a great honor and privilege. The responsibility of representing the concerns of Carroll County residents as well as the importance of standing up for what I believe to be right is one that I take very seriously.

We’ve made a lot of progress reforming state government, wiping out a Billion dollar budget deficit left by Governor O’Malley, reducing the overall size of state government and making some headway on reducing Maryland’s tax burden. Repealing the Rain Tax gets the most publicity but there have been a number of other positive developments including expanding tax relief for retired military, police and first responders – still working to get real relief for all retirees – and reducing fees and tolls that were artificially raised in the past.

From Carroll County’s perspective, Governor Hogan has been true to his word that rural areas would not be forgotten. Delegates Krebs, Rose and Shoemaker and I have worked closely with his administration to secure extra education funding helping to offset lost revenue because of declining student enrollments. In addition, we’ve seen progress on Route 32 starting in Howard County but heading our way and over $44 million in road improvement projects are ongoing in Carroll.

Our District 5 Team has done this while standing firm for the conservative, common sense principles that define the area we are fortunate to represent. From defeating dangerous Sanctuary State legislation – which would have made it illegal for law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities to remove illegal immigrants who committed serious crimes – to opposing
radical policies that would hurt farmers and businesses, we have fought hard in Annapolis to truly change Maryland.

However, there is still much work to be done. The Republican primary is Tuesday, June 26th and early voting is June 14th -21 st . I do not have a primary opponent, but am asking, respectfully, for Republican voters to join me in supporting my team - the District 5 Hogan Team - Susan Krebs, April Rose and Haven Shoemaker for House of Delegates.

Delegates Krebs, Rose, and Shoemaker have served our district with a laser-like focus and commitment to conservative ideals. We’ve partnered closely with each other and also with Governor Hogan which is why he has endorsed our entire team in this election. Please join me in voting for them in the Republican primary.

Justin Ready

Justin Ready serves as State Senator representing District 5, and is a resident of Manchester.